Used by Fortune 500 companies for the past 25 years, this leadership methodology has allowed multinational corporations, global nonprofits, federal governments, and emerging businesses to achieve ambitious and sustainable goals. While consistent with many leadership development trainings, Contextual Leadership trainings are more enlightening than educational and tend to result in a permanent shift in perspective. The process is disruptive and thought-provoking and produces both personal and professional impact.
The Allinium 21st Century Leadership Seminar Series consists of 5 sessions held on the 3rd Thursday of each month beginning June 2018 at Stetson University, Room LBC222. The program will be limited to a maximum of 40 participants.
Dates: Thursday, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18
Tuition: $475* (*$2150 value. Additional scholarships available to qualified applicants.Please contact us for more information.)
Program Facilitator: Susan Elliott-Rink, CEO & Founder, Allinium, Inc.
Attendees can expect an environment of generosity, empowerment, relationship and creativity, using an applied learning approach to solving challenging personal and professional concerns. Participants will be guided through a series of exercises as a group, pairs and one on one.
What is the leadership methodology used in this program?
This leadership methodology is a powerful process used to guide individuals through a personal reinvention experience that will enable them to achieve breakthrough results both personally and professionally. At its heart is a profound understanding of the role that a person’s context plays in shaping their perception, attitudes, behaviors, and results.
A person’s "context" is the unconscious mindset from which they operate. It is shaped by their personal experiences and the conclusions drawn from those experiences. Those conclusions are masquerading as facts and significantly impacting their behavior and actions.
Only through a “deep tissue” examination of context is one able to reveal current (both effective and ineffective) behavioral patterns, and replace them with a new set of sustainable behaviors that align with personal and organizational objectives.
The 5 steps of Trading Up to a new context are:
· Reveal - Discovering and articulating a current context that is determining your actions and results
· Own - Examine the upside and downside of that context and identify the unintended consequences, limitations, and constraints of that context
· Design - Create a new context that inspires and empowers you and gives you more freedom
· Sustain - Identify actions to stop doing and create daily practices to start doing
· Engage - Identify and enlist the people around you to support your new context and interrupt your old one when they see it
Who can benefit?
Men and women at all stages of their careers participate in the Allinium Leadership programs. The leadership methodology can be applied to individuals, teams, organizations, and practiced to cause future breakthroughs. More than 5,000 people have participated in this leadership curriculum and most have said it was one of the most important trainings they have ever attended.
Some examples of what participants have gained from participating:
· Current Business Owners and Managers: understand why people do what they do, and impact behavior and results in a sustainable way
· Individuals Seeking Career Assessment or Advancement: explore what’s next or how to move to the next level from a new context
· Individuals Launching a New Project: discover how to create a context for your project to accelerate the process
· Individuals Dealing with Specific Issues or Challenges: get to the bottom of what isn’t working and correct it at the source
· Individuals Noticing Behavioral Patterns: get to the source of why they receive the same feedback repeatedly and/or have challenging relationships at work or in their personal lives
The most frequently asked questions are answered below. Should you have any questions not answered here, please include them on your pre-program questionnaire and the program facilitator will answer you directly. If you would like to speak prior to the program, please let us know and we will schedule a call.
Before Your Seminar
Q: How soon before the seminar starts can I register?
A: You can register for any Allinium open-enrollment courses by visiting https://allinium.com/enroll or by clicking on the REGISTER NOW button. Registration for the Allinium 21st Century Leadership Series will close one week prior to the start date, or until all spots are reserved. We have limited the number of participants to 40.
Q: How do I pay for my registration?
A: After you register, an invoice will be emailed to the person you listed in the invoice section of the registration form. You can easily pay via credit card online, or mail a check if time permits. Please see email invoice for detailed instructions.
Q: How do I register more than one person?
A: The easiest way to register multiple people is to go to https://allinium.com/enroll and fill out the form once per participant.
Q: Will I have any pre-program assignment to complete?
A: Yes. You will get an email prior to the first session including a short pre-program questionnaire. We will use the information from your questionnaire to customize the content of the series appropriately. In the past, it has taken participants 15-45 minutes to complete the pre-program questionnaire.
Q: What time does my seminar begin and end?
A: At the first session, please arrive by 6:15PM. The sessions begin promptly at 6:30PM and end at 9PM.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Casual or business attire is appropriate. Note: room temperature may vary so you may want to dress in layers.
Q: Do you offer food?
A: Food will not be served. Water in a closed container is allowed in the classroom. Please plan accordingly.
Q: Do you provide parking?
A: There is ample free parking available behind Lynn Business Center.
During Your Seminar
Q: Will I receive any materials at the seminar?
A: Yes. You will receive a seminar workbook for the Allinium Leadership exercises we will do. Please bring the workbook with you for each session.
Q: Where can I get further information about my seminar topic?
Q: Will I have to share personal information about myself?
A: The program is personal in nature and you are likely to discover things about yourself that may surprise you. However, you are not required to share anything publicly that you are uncomfortable sharing.
Q: Will what I share stay confidential?
A: We request that all names, companies, and conversations that take place in the program be held in the strictest confidence and, to our knowledge, this request has never been violated. We do not share anything publicly related to your participation. It is up to you to share what you gain from being in the program.
After Your Seminar
Q: Are there any post-program requirements?
A: No. While there are no requirements after the seminar series completes, we will ask you to complete a post-program survey. We request that you give us candid feedback. We are always looking for ways to make our programs better.
“This program will help you understand how your context (and that of others) will help you take your leadership to the next level.”
“The context shifting model is very effective. I'm looking forward to deploying it.”
“I most appreciated hearing others share about their experiences and their contexts. I appreciated that it has inspired me.”
“Learning how to overcome and trade up to a new context for myself and my business, because the new context will allow for personal growth as well as a better way to work with others.”
“This is a program where you can dig in deep to help understand how you show up as a leader, and how events in your life have shaped that context.”
"Very thought provoking. Susan has a gift for working with people and how she words things."
"We procure a lot of speakers and trainers for events and it's not often we witness vulnerability and humor in the same program. Susan is inspiring, relevant, and authentic, and taught me a few new things about myself. The attendees loved the practical approach to inclusion, authenticity, and leading from context."
"Working with Susan Elliott-Rink exceeded all of my expectations. Initially engaged to assist the Board with strengthening our structure, we emerged with a new mission and a commitment from Senior Leadership to focus on programs to ensure a culture of full gender partnership. More than the probing questions she asked, she listened intently, and helped our board shift our context."
"Susan was the closing speaker for the 4th Annual Intelligence Community Women's Summit in Washington D.C. More than 300 men and women from around the Intelligence Community attended. Ms. Rink's presentation was listed as the most valuable content of the day on a post-event survey."
"Contextual Leadership is a game changer."